Histopathologic parameters as predictors of response to endoscopic sinus surgery in nonallergic patients with chronic rhinosinusitis

Baudoin, Tomislav and Čupić, Hrvoje and Geber, Goran and Vagić, Davor and Grgić, Marko and Kalogjera, Livije (2006) Histopathologic parameters as predictors of response to endoscopic sinus surgery in nonallergic patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, 134 (5). pp. 761-766. ISSN 0194-5998

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OBJECTIVE: To estimate the predictable value of histopathologic parameters in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) for response to endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). - - - - - STUDY DESIGN: Symptomatology was rated in 100 patients prior to as well as 12 and 24 months after surgery. Specimens taken during the procedure were examined and scored for goblet cells, subepithelial thickening, mast cells, and eosinophils. Multiple regression analysis was performed to predict the total score of subjective symptoms before treatment by histopathologic parameters. The correlation between histopathologic parameters and postoperative symptoms was then evaluated. - - - - - RESULTS: Goblet cells were the best predictor correlating with 5 symptoms. Subepithelial thickening correlated with 4 symptoms. Mast cell infiltration correlated with 3 symptoms. Eosinophilic infiltration correlated with only one symptom (P<0.05). - - - - - CONCLUSION: Certain histopathologic parameters in CRS are predictive of favorable response to ESS. - - - - - SIGNIFICANCE: Pathologic evaluation may help the ENT surgeon to predict the persistence of certain CRS symptoms after ESS, even in patients at low risk for surgical failure. - - - - - EBM rating: C-4.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Endoscopy ; Nasal Mucosa - pathology ; Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures - methods ; Rhinitis - complications - pathology - surgery ; Sinusitis - complications - pathology - surgery ; Adult ; Biopsy ; Cell Count ; Eosinophils - pathology ; Female ; Goblet Cells - pathology ; Humans ; Male ; Mast Cells - pathology ; Prognosis ; Retrospective Studies ; Severity of Illness Index
Departments: Katedra za otorinoloringologiju s audiologijom i fonijatrijom
Depositing User: Lea Škorić
Status: Published
Baudoin, TomislavUNSPECIFIED
Kalogjera, LivijeUNSPECIFIED
Date: May 2006
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/233

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